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Mark Axinn: 30,000 New Yorkers Support Libertarians on the Ballot

Mike McDermott
LPNY Governor Candidate Mike McDermott with 3200 pages of petition

Libertarian Party of New York

P.O. Box 728, Bellport, NY 11713

30,000 New Yorkers Support Libertarians on the Ballot

Media Contact: Mark N. Axinn


Albany, NY (August 20, 2014)—The Libertarian Party of New York submitted over 30,000 signaturesTuesday to afford New Yorkers an alternative to the failed policies of the two major parties.

Libertarian Party State Chair Mark Axinn commented, “Once again, the Libertarian Party has amassed enough signatures so that voters can choose true freedom-loving candidates this November. Unlike tax-and-spend Democrats and borrow-and-spend Republicans, only the Libertarian Party candidates will actually slow the growth of government.”

New York’s Libertarian ticket will be headed by Long Island realtor Michael McDermott for Governor. Michael is joined by fellow Libertarian candidates Chis Edes for Lt. Governor, U.S. Navy veteran John Clifton for Comptroller,Manhattandefense lawyer Carl Person for Attorney General, Grant Lally for Congressional District 3 (Long Island), Gigi Bowman for Senate District 5 (Long Island) and Mark Glogowski, Assembly District 139 (western New York). In all, twelve Libertarians filed for public office in New York State.

Speaking for the 42 year-old Libertarian Party which defends constitutionally limited government, individual freedom, and an end to all prohibition, Gubernatorial candidate Michael McDermott stated, “Now 12 million New Yorkers will not be limited to choosing the lesserof two evils. Instead, New Yorkers can cast their votes for a balanced budget, real growth in private sector jobs, an end to the failed welfare state, and an end to needless suffering caused by inhumane drug prohibition.”

The Libertarian Party stands for both personal and economic freedom and minimal government regulation at all levels.

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Jill Pyeatt

Jill Pyeatt is a small-business owner and jewelry designer from Southern California. She currently serves on the Judicial Committee of the Libertarian Party of CA. She can be found on Facebook and Twitter.


  1. George Whitfield George Whitfield August 20, 2014

    Good job New York Libertarians! Best wishes for campaign and electoral success.

  2. paulie paulie August 20, 2014

    Now use that ballot access to inflict maximum pain on the duopoly 🙂

  3. Nicholas Sarwark Nicholas Sarwark August 21, 2014

    Congratulations to Mark, the Libertarian Party of New York, and the candidates!

    I would strongly encourage anyone who can to support the McDermott campaign for Governor, even if you don’t live in New York. A strong enough showing in the election this year would get ballot access in 2016 without petitioning. That would save approximately $50,000 that could be spent on campaigning instead of petitioning.

  4. paulie paulie August 21, 2014

    I think LPNY has a very good chance at 50k, given that they came very close both in Warren’s run for Governor and in Gary Johnson’s prsidential total.

  5. Mark Axinn Mark Axinn August 21, 2014

    Thank you all.

    Carl, there are 12 million registered voters in New York. I believe the total population is 17,000,000.

  6. paulie paulie August 21, 2014

    That sounds about right.

  7. Mark Axinn Mark Axinn August 21, 2014

    Most of them live on my block.

  8. Andy Andy August 25, 2014

    I just heard that the Libertarian Party of New York’s petition signatures got challenged. Assuming that this is true, I hope they prevail like the Libertarian Party of Illinois did.

    It seems like these attacks against the LP are getting more common. This must mean that the establishment fears us.

  9. paulie paulie August 25, 2014

    There need to be some consequences for Republicans for the crap they have pulled with the challenges, like what they just did in Illinois which as usual wasted a lot of LIbertarians’ time and money and also involved voter intimidation and defamation of petitioners.

  10. Mark Axinn Mark Axinn August 25, 2014

    General objection filed by an Albany attorney for the NYS Republican Party on Friday afternoon.

    Objector has six days to file line by line specifications of his objection.

  11. Jill Pyeatt Jill Pyeatt Post author | August 25, 2014

    Republicans get my bid for Cry-Babies of the Year.

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